Newport Beach 2013 Convention Chair Tawfik (Tim) Hadaya, MD Scientific Chair Nahidh Hasaniya, MD, PhD   Vienna 2013 Convention Chair Mouhanad Hammami, MD Scientific Chair Shawki Harb, MD Rouba Ali-Fehmi, MD Amer Al-Ani, MD  The Abuse of the Radiological Medical Examination Haitham Bakir, MD  The Systemic Effects of Sleep Apnea: Screening and Management Strategies Aayah Fatayerji, MPH  Water Inequality in the Occupied Palestinian Territories:  How the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict has Disproportionately Affected Palestinians’ Access to Water Hassan Fehmi, MD  The Case for Lean in Health Care Adnan Hammad, PhD  ACCESS’s Global Health Model and Its Impact through Research Capacity Building Mouhanad Hammami, MD Expat Arab Health Professionals: Brain Drain or Brain Gain? Ahmad Hamwi, MD In-Vitro versus Conventional Type 1 Allergy Diagnostic—Molecular Allergology as You have Never Seen It Alma Harb, MD Concierge Medicine: New Aspect and Controversy in Health Care Shawki Harb, MD Ways of Improving Surgical Outcomes: Implementing the NSQIP Experience Sonia Hassan, MD New and Exciting Breakthroughs in the Prevention of Preterm Birth and Its Sequelae Mohamad Kaleel, MD Medicine 2.0: The new platform for medical education Ghabi Kaspo, DDS Significance of Cannabis Use to Dental Practice Wahid Kassar, MD Management of Diabetes/Obesity: Challenges and Choices Tammam Kelani, MD, and Ulrich Klemen, MD Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Edema Rajai Khoury, MD Cardiac Surgery in Palestine: Past, Present and Future Bashar Marji, MD Syncope Ali Melhem, MD Integrated Health Care Terry Meriden, MD Tight Diabetes Control, A Controversy Revisited Eid Mustafa, MD Volunteerism: A Duty, A Passion, and A Blessing Maher Nasser, MD Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention Larry Purnell, PhD, RN More than Social Determinants of Health Samir Quawasmi, MD Paired Arcuate and Circular Keratotomy: Alternative Intervention Technique for Stage III and IV Keratoconus Wael Sakr, MD Laboratory and Molecular Genetic Testing in the Era of Accountable Care Organizations: Major Implications for Clinical Care Specialties Hanan Shaban, PharmD Management of the Medication Shortage Crisis at a Veterans Administration Facility Mae Sheikh-Ali, MD Communication in Healthcare: Patient-Centered Interview Nadim Sradj, MD Global Science: 10 Theses for a World View in the 21st Century Rabi F. Sulayman, MD Advances in Medicine and New Trends in Health Care Elias Tawil, MD Pediatric Cancer Project in Egypt Michael Wolzt, MD Clinical trials and ethical considerations Edward (Ted) Yaghmour, MD Safety of Medications during Pregnancy and Lactation Serene Katranji-Zeni, JD Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Chicago 2012 Convention Chair Terry Meriden, MD Scientific Chair, MD Hareth Raddawi, MD Anton J. Fakhouri, MD Hand and Wrist Trauma Anis Mekhail, MD Back Pain: An Update in Approach & Management Rolla Sweis, PharmD Antiplatelets & Anticoagulants: The Rock and The Hard Place? Aziz Shaibani, MD The Power of Placebo in Medicine Terry Meriden, MD Obesity: Controlling the Uncontrollable? Rami Lutfi, MD Is Bariatric Surgery the Answer? Laurence Hirsch, MD Insulin Delivery: What Do We Need to Know? Hussam Mihtar, MD Psychiatric Disorders Commonly Missed in Medical Practice Ahmad Alturjuman, MD Guidelines for the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases Muhyaldeen Dia, MD Heart Ventricular Assist Devices: Overview/Update Nouri Al-Khaled, MD Carotid Artery Stenting Tarek Kteleh, MD Vasculitis: Simplifying a Difficult Clinical Syndrome Mouhanad Hammami, MD Electronic Medical Records: Towards “Meaningful Use” Mazen M. Dimachkie, MD Treatment of Auto-Immune Neuromuscular Disorders Nasser Zakieh, MD Medical Ethics and End of Life Issues: Old Principles & New Concepts George Salti, MD New Surgical Techniques in the Management of Advanced Abdominal Malignancies Sammy Nawas, MD Update in Thoracic Surgery Mamdouh Bakhos, MD An Update in Cardiac Surgery Robert Simon, MD Emergency Medical Relief in War Zones & Natural Disasters Ardis Hoven, MD Year Three: Shaping the Future of American Health Care Istanbul 2012 Convention Chair Aziz Shaibani, MD Scientific Chair Nicola Hanania, MD Rabih Darouiche, MD Houston, TX Innovations in Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections Resat Ozaras, MD Istanbul, Turkey Infection Control and Prevention in the Hospital Setting in Turkey Hamit Okur, MD Istanbul, Turkey The Contribution of Islamic Civilization to Preventive Medicine Onder Ergonul, MD, MPH Istanbul, Turkey Prevention and Control of Emerging Outbreaks Walid AbuHammour, MD Vaccination in Adolescents: Current Recommendations Mae Sheikh-Ali, MD Jackksonville, FL Circadian Clock Desynchronization and Metabolic Syndrome Ali AlHimyary, MD Houston, Texas Insomnia: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention Saad A. Shakir, MD Silicon Valley, California Innovations in the Management of Depression Basim Dubaybo, MD Adnan Hammad, PhD Dearborn, MI Promoting Health Research and Education: Arab American Experience in Reducing Health Disparities Atilla Ertan, MD Houston, TX Endoscopic Management of Barrett's Dysplasia and Early Cancer Munci Kalayoglu, MD Madison, WI Liver Transplantation: An Update Osama Gaber, MD New York, NY & Houston, TX Treatment of Diabetes by Transplantation Yasser Shaib, MD Houston, TX Screening for Colorectal Cancer Safwan Badr, MD Detroit, MI Quality is Revenue, Not Expense: Measure Twice, Cut Once Qutayba Hamid, MD Montreal, Canada Advances in the pathogenesis and treatment of asthma Nicola Hanania, MD MS Houston, TX Preventing COPD Exacerbation: Current and Future Strategies Turhan Ece, MD,FCCP Istanbul, TURKEY Screening for Lung Cancer: Is it effective? Haitham Bakir, MD Springfield, IL The Systemic Effects of Sleep Apnea Screening and Management Strategies Ali AbuRahma, MD Charleston, WV Carotid Disease Screening in Stroke Prevention Kamel Mohanna, MD Beirut, Lebanon, Volunteerism and NGOs in the health care delivery